My heart goes out to the families of those students who were killed in Chardon. Also for the shooter, because he is a lost soul.
How unfortunate he thought he had no recourse but to shoot innocent people. I don't understand and probably never will. I had two loving parents who taught me right from wrong. They were interested in my school work, who my friends were and where I went.
Mom attended meetings with teachers or if a note got sent home, I had to explain why. Then I had work to do. I was home at a reasonable time and my parents set rules and guidelines that I followed because if I didn't there was punishment.
I think parents are missing the mark in today's complex world. There is so much bullying either in person or on the computer. I don't know how parents would monitor all this but they need to step up.
I think the teachers who barked at that little girl were wrong to do that; however, why was that child allowed to bark at her teacher? Don't teachers have enough problems in the classroom without a child barking at them? Why didn't her parents step up and say to her, "No, barking at the teacher is wrong." Too many parents take the child's side and want to sue the teachers and schools.
Where has common sense gone? I think the bullies in school need a dose of their own medicine. Other children need to bully the bullies and see how they like it. Whatever happened to that program, "Scared Straight?" Students need to see how things would affect them if they continue on the path they are on.
What about the mother who was found passed out behind the wheel of her car that hit something that finally stopped her. A highway patrolman found her. Good. It was reported she had 8 DUIs but was deemed a good mother, person and had not missed work. What? A good mother? What if her children were in the car at the time. She worked in a hospital and she worked with patients. A good person doesn't drink and drive endangering herself and others. Glad to see she is going to jail. People need to be held accountable for their actions.
Whenever parents are deemed unfit because their children are abused and taken away, then they cannot have the right to bear more children. The mother and father (I use the terms loosely) should immediately be fixed. There should be a law enacted. Everyone is always concerned with abortion. Well, think about the children who are abused and nothing is done to prevent some people from having more children.
-- Pat Zoccali, Warren